Berne Elementary School – Hamburg

flagHoughton C of E School has recently established an international link with a Elementary School in Hamburg, Germany.  Berne School is a school with a single-compartment christian elementary school with grades 1 to 4 and a preschool classes.

The Headmaster, Detmar Schilke and two of his members of staff visited our school to learn more about how children in the UK learn and they spoke to the staff about the similarities and differences in planning and teaching between the two countries.

Three teachers from our school will be visiting the Berne School during the next academic year and will be learning all about the German educational system and spending time observing lessons and speaking to the children.

Since the visit the children in Beech Class have established a strong link with a class of children of a similar age at the Berne Elementary School, through the writing of letters and sharing their likes and interests.  The children are really enjoying this and hope to use ‘Skype’ to speak to the children ‘face to face’ during the forthcoming academic year.


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